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Some Duke University Christians refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ (UPDATED)

From The Duke Chronicle: For some members of the Class of 2019, the choice of ?Fun Home? as a summer reading book was anything but fun. Several incoming freshmen decided not to read ?Fun Home? because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: 21 Comments

Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel was on Late Night with Seth Meyer’s on Wednesday. Her segment comes in at about minute 28. Also part of the segment includes actors performing a scene from the Broadway play Fun Home based on her graphic novel.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

WSJ: Profiles Jules Feiffer and his new career in graphic novels

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jules Feiffer, how he got into cartooning and how at age 86, he’s still going strong drawing graphic novels. I began drawing at age 3, and the more I drew, the better I became. I soon discovered that if I took this skill out in the street using chalk, the […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Fun Home Broadway musical wins Tony for Best Musical and four other awards

The Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel, was nominated for 12 Tony awards and walked away with the big prize of Best Musical as well as Best Lead Actor, Best Direction, Best Book and Best Original Score. I’m not sure how much involvement Alison had […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Daniel Clowes: No forgiveness for Shia LaBeaouf

Vulture interviews Daniel Clowes about his career and books. The topic of Shia LaBeaouf came up. Speaking of grudges: Have you forgiven Shia LaBeouf? I don?t know. No, not really. I mean, I don?t hold a grudge. I don?t think about it that much. But I don?t think what he did was really forgivable. I […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Jack Ohman creates first in four-part cartoon series about taking care of his aging father

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and AAEC President Jack Ohman has posted the first of four in an illustrated series about his experience taking care of his aging father. The series runs on PBS.org.

Posted on: May 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Ohman creates first in four-part cartoon series about taking care of his aging father

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Fun Home, the Off-Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Off biographical graphic novel, has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards. From CBS News: “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” topped this year’s Tony Awards nominees with 12 nods each, followed by “Something Rotten!” with 10 and “The King and I” with nine. The best musical […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

From The New York Times: The government?s plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union?s defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia. But in the frenzy to comply, bookstores aiming to please the censor found an […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jules Feiffer at the Cinema Arts Centre

Posted by video journalists Waldo Cabrera and Josh Wein

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, video, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jules Feiffer at the Cinema Arts Centre

Profiled: Scott McCloud and his new graphic novel ?The Sculptor?

Scott McCloud, who is perhaps best known for his books “Understanding Comics” and “Making Comics”, is coming out with a new graphic novel called The Sculpture. The New York Times profiles his contributions to comic language as well as the new novel. There was another reason to pursue the project, too. ?It gnawed at me […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Roz Chast takes home $50,000 with Kirkus Prize win

New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast is having an excellent year after her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir has been winner multiple awards including being named a National Book Awards finalist. Yesterday it was announced that she was one of three winners of the new Kirkus Prize and with it […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

Graphic Novel sales up 10% this year

From Publisher’s Weekly: According to Nielsen Bookscan?s numbers, the graphic novel category is up 10% this year over 2013. As of September 14, graphic novels have sold 5,618,000 copies in 2014, up from 5,116,000 in 2013. The number matches up with the most recent figures from Diamond Comics Distributors, which showed graphic novels up 3.81% […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Graphic Novel sales up 10% this year

Chris Ware producing graphic novella exclusively for The Guardian

Chris Ware has been given prime color real estate in The Guardian to produce a graphic novella called The Last Saturday that will run each week this fall and online here. From Fast Company: The newspaper comic strip isn’t exactly dead, but it’s safe to say that it’s reeling. The decline of newsprint comics dates […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Ware producing graphic novella exclusively for The Guardian

Alison Bechdel named 2014 MacArthur Fellow and with it $625k

Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel has been named along with 20 other individuals as 2014 MacArthur Fellows – a distinction that not only carries the label of “genius” but also a cash award of $625,000 no-strings-attaached prize. From the Burlington Free Press: Bechdel, who lives in Bolton, had won a creative lottery. […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel named 2014 MacArthur Fellow and with it $625k